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The Monitor, ep. 14--Summer Awesomeness

Like a summer blockbuster, this episode is full of thrills--magnets that turn off a reporter's ability to speak; indestructible unmanned aerial vehicles; and more...

June 19, 2008 — Christie Nicholson, John Pavlus and Christopher Mims

The Monitor, ep. 13--Colossal Squid, Narwhals and Improvisational Robotics

Scientists dissect the world's largest invertebrate; narwhals unseat polar bears as the most endangered mammal in the Arctic; introduced lizards underwent superfast evolution; and a new way to program robots that encourages them to improvise solutions to real-world problems

May 6, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

The Monitor ep. 12--Autism and Video Games

Are video games linked to autism? Are we the only intelligent life in the galaxy? Is PETA's X Prize for artificial meat going to work?

April 30, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

The Monitor ep. 11--Absence of Aid from U.S.S.R. Made Cubans Slimmer [Video]

In this week's episode of Scientific American's weekly news video roundup: bad times might lead to good health, the misuses of the iPod as a unit of storage, decisions happen seven seconds earlier than you think, and hear a Neandertal speak!

April 25, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

The Monitor ep. 10 - The Eco-Fabulous Episode [Video]

A haunting visualization of our CO2 emissions; turning those emissions into plastics; deadly nanotech socks and a war of two press releases.

April 25, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

The Monitor Ep. 9 - Rake-Using Rodents and Olympic Doping Cheats

This week's science news video roundup includes rodents joining the club of tool users, Olympians with a gene that lets them beat doping tests, suspended animation via hydrogen sulfide and a network of earthquake-detecting laptops.

April 8, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

The Monitor ep. 8 - The Space Episode

Space methane suggests the possibility of space cows; space robots are serving their NASA masters (for now); and why is everything in space made of matter?

March 25, 2008